The Brando Island

The Brando Island

French Polynesia


Discover an authentic and enriching private island experience, where the precious ecosystem is preserved, Polynesian culture is honoured, and guests are pampered. Become a part of the landscape and ancient traditions as you meet the island’s wildlife, unwind in the sumptuous yet sensitively designed surroundings, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of an island once owned and loved by Marlon Brando. 

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There are few words to describe the unblemished, astounding natural beauty of Tetiaroa, an atoll in French Polynesia. Navy waters surround a dazzling turquoise lagoon made of tiny islets and coral reefs frequented by manta rays and sea turtles. For centuries Tahitian royalty ventured to this natural paradise, and it was once owned by Marlon Brando… and it’s easy to see why. Today, Tetiaroa is home to The Brando, one of the world’s most luxurious private islands, whose dedication to preserving the delicate ecosystem and Polynesian culture is evident in everything from the cuisine to the beautiful thatch-roofed beachfront villas.The Brando is the island holiday getaway of your dreams, where snorkelling and diving the bountiful reefs, paddle boarding across the sparkling natural lagoon, and dining on the freshest produce plucked straight from the seas and trees of the island awaits.


  • 35 exquisite, Polynesian-style villas cater to couples or larger families
  • Private plunge pools directly on the beach
  • Discover the majestic marine life of French Polynesia, from turtles to manta rays
  • Embark on a guided naturalist tour of the island to discover its wildlife
  • Enjoy Polynesian cultural lessons from dance to music and weaving
  • Savour Polynesian cuisine with ingredients straight from the orchards and seas of the island
  • Indulge in the exceptional spa, built in harmony with the landscape
  • Learn about the programmes in place to preserve the rare biodiversity of the island
  • Set off on watery adventures with snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Enjoy bespoke excursions, from star gazing to Tahiti tours


The Brando is a nature-lovers paradise. Every part of the resort and every moment you spend there has been sensitively designed to ensure the protection and enhancement of the natural beauty, biodiversity and culture. Immerse yourself in the landscape as you scuba dive the coral atoll, follow biologists on nature tours, learn the traditions of the Polynesian people and dine on sumptuous local flavours. The exquisite spa, with its panoramic sea views, and beachfront villas, with their expansive decks and plunge pools, harness Polynesian culture. Whether you want to do a lot or nothing at all, you can do safe in the knowledge that you are preserving this delicate ecosystem for future generations. 

  • Luxury eco-resort on a private island
  • One-, two- and three-bedroom beachfront villas
  • Six restaurants and bars
  • Wellness spa
  • Sporting activities including bicycling, tennis and fitness classes
  • Water sports including kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling and paddle boarding 
  • Bird watching and naturalist excursions
  • Polynesian cultural lessons
  • Kids club
  • Whale watching tours (seasonal)
  • Traditional Tahitian dance shows
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Private air transfers

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